Ocean | Between Timor & Darwin Australia | Unspecified

Incident Details:

year: 1960
location: Unspecified
area: Between Timor & Darwin Australia
country: Ocean
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim:
gender: b
age: unknown
injury: As searchers approached wreckage sharks circled one canoe & seized oar from another.
time:
species detail:
source: V.M. Coppleson (1962) p.260
species: unknown shark
date: 26-Jan-60
activity: Portuguese Airliner with 9 people aboard went down.

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1960 on the date reported as 26-Jan-60 - , a female aged unknown was Portuguese Airliner with 9 people aboard went down. near Unspecified. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked . The attack was non-fatal (As searchers approached wreckage sharks circled one canoe & seized oar from another.)